CrossFit Defense Course - Bermuda Dunes, CA - February 16, 2013

Bermuda Dunes, California
Saturday, February 16, 2013
CrossFit Defense Course - Bermuda Dunes, CA - February 16, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Foundry CrossFit
78078 Country Club Drive
Suite 210
Bermuda Dunes, California 92203
United States

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Course start and end time: 9:00am - 5:30pm

CrossFitters train for the unknown and unknowable with an understanding that what they do inside the box prepares them for anything the world throws at them outside of it. But elite fitness doesn't guarantee personal safety. CrossFit requires a certain set of skills both physically and psychologically -- So does self-defense.

"If CrossFit is the study of human movement," Blauer said, "CrossFit Defense is the study of human movement as it relates to violence, fear and aggression." Like learning a proper clean or double-under, there are certain functional movements and processes, inherent to self-protection, that can help forge elite awareness and defensive/protective skills.

CrossFit teaches us that "the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind." CrossFit Defense is similar in that the mindset and awareness methodologies of a SWAT operator and a stay-at-home mom differ by degree not kind. Both need fear management skills appropriate to their arena, both need to have a built-in understanding of what they are fighting for - their directive. Both need to understand, that their body already knows a lot about protecting itself and is going to do certain things in a dangerous situation, trained or not. Like CrossFit, CrossFit Defense is for everyone.

Coach Blauer has created a physiologic and instinct-based system that is the seamless interface between the hard-charged CrossFit protocol and our in-grained self-defense system. This extraordinary course teaches the skills that multiply the value of hard-earned CrossFit PRs with personal-defense applications built around the functional fitness effort - and let's face it, there would be no better time to hit a PR than when you are protecting yourself or your family from danger.

CrossFit Defense uses that foundation and combines the tenacity of the CrossFit athlete with the specific motor skills needed for personal defense. This results in a course designed to not only take your CrossFit experience to the next level but also to teach you the essential tools for surviving a violent ambush.

You'll learn how squats and box jumps can create explosive knees, how wall ball and push-ups translate to explosive palm and forearm strikes. Like CrossFit itself, CrossFit Defense is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Load and intensity can be scaled without changing the programming.

Coach Blauer's S.P.E.A.R. System is the only personal-defense system in the world based on your body's physiological response to danger - what your body wants to do prior to any training. Remember: elite fitness does not necessarily guarantee personal safety, but fitness fused with the advanced skills of personal defense creates a formidable combination.

This one-day course is geared towards the CrossFitter who is looking to increase his or her awareness and personal-defense skills. Taking the course will provide participants with the essential mindset, skills and drills, which they will be able to use immediately.

The CrossFit Defense Course will teach participants to:
  • Detect and avoid danger by improving awareness and make practical tactical choices regarding personal safety.
  • Defuse and de-escalate common conflicts and position yourself for a morally and legally tactical position.
  • Use physiology-based skills and drills for self-protection.
  • Understand the relationship of the extensor muscles and core stabilization as it pertains to personal defense.
  • Learn fundamental S.P.E.A.R. System drills and tactics.
  • Apply core-to-extremity principles for personal defense.
  • Use CrossFit movements that mirror simple and effective combative movements
  • Learn how to use and incorporate common CrossFit equipment to develop combative skills.
  • Add variety to your CrossFit workouts.
  • Identify and manage fear.

This isn't MMA or sport fighting. The course is a series of personal-defense skills and scenarios. All drills and scenarios follow strict safety protocols and pace is set by participants. The course is designed for CrossFit athletes and coaches alike and will give them skills to add to current programming. Additionally, the course will provide tools for fear management and performance enhancement psychology, relevant to self-defense or the toughest of WODs. This course is open to anyone: coaches, athletes, family, and friends. As a CrossFitter, your experience will be immediately enhanced but you can and should bring family and friends to this course. The course is also excellent for anyone involved in public safety sector (Police & Military - if you have any specific questions, feel free to email for specific details.)


Is there any fighting involved in this course?

No. There will be several personal-defense drills and some personal-defense scenarios practiced. All drills and scenarios will follow strict safety protocols and will be performed at the individual’s own pace.

As a CrossFitter, how will this course benefit me?

The drills and skills you learn at this course can be incorporated into your workouts to add variety and enhance your existing programming. Training in something outside your usual arena will push you to new limits and truly test your present fitness level.

Who should attend?

This course is open to anyone, coaches, athletes, family & friends.  As a CrossFitter your experience will be immediately enhanced but you can & should bring family & friends to this course. The course is also excellent for anyone involved in public safety sector (Police & Military if you have any specific questions feel free to email for specific details.)

Is there a written test?


 What do I need to bring?

 It’s recommended that participants wear athletic clothing and bring a pen and notebook.

Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

No. Anyone can attend; you will be issued a Certificate of Attendance at the completion of the course.

CrossFit Defense supports active members of the LE, MIL & Firefighter communities by offering special pricing considerations.

We also encourage family members to attend and train together so that partners and/or parents understand and share the same personal defense strategies & skills.

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Contact Information

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Payment Instructions

  • The price of this Course is $249 USD. Please place a $100 deposit to secure your space in the seminar.

    You can continue to make payments as long as your balance is paid in full three weeks prior to the seminar. Please make sure you are paid in full three weeks before the seminar you will forfeit your place.

    If you plan to pay by check we must receive your check payment before you can register.  Please print and fill out this form to send with your check:

    Registration Form

    After we receive your check, we will notify you via email or phone of the code you will need to register for the seminar.

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